Road

February 07, 2018 | Jackie Roberson

Autonomous cars could be the solution to so many road-related conundrums. Now that several driverless vehicle fleets have been deployed in cities around the world, there is plenty of data to show that robots are much better than people at piloting two-ton machines at high speeds.

January 09, 2018

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is teaming up with the popular navigation app Waze on a new initiative designed to make the nation's roads safer, the agency announced Monday. The DOT is launching two pilot projects that are aimed at integrating traditional crash data with crowd-sourced... read more

December 13, 2017

The first emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar, thought good roads so important he retained the title of Curator Viarum or Commissioner of Roads. For Augustus, road maintenance and maintenance of a strong defense were among the prime duties of government.

December 13, 2017

For several years, private companies have tried to fill the last-mile gap in public transit systems by offering on-demand, shared rides. Many of these "microtransit" services -- something between ride sharing and traditional transit -- have foundered. Now, several public transit agencies have... read more

November 09, 2017

AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. are helping to accelerate the development of connected cars with the first-announced cellular-V2X (C-V2X) trials in the USA.

November 06, 2017 | ReportwithJen

Around 54.5 percent of the world’s population currently resides in urban areas.

October 18, 2017

GM's Cruise Automation has had a big month. First the company said it had purchased a chip developer that will help it virtually eliminate one of the major costs of making self-driving cars. Then, Cruise announced plans to test those cars in New York City.

August 30, 2017 | Brian Ray, P.E.

Roadway and highway designers have been increasingly turning from dimensional-based, three-dimensional geometric design criteria to performance-based analysis approaches.

August 30, 2017

City buses in Stockton, Calif. are getting quieter and exhaust-free by going electric. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has converted its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route from 44- to 100-percent electric, zero-emissions buses. That BRT route will be the first in the... read more

June 21, 2017

For cities looking to increase their electric vehicle ridership, a dilemma exists: What comes first, electric vehicles themselves or the charging station infrastructure?

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